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New Japanese sanctions against Russia include Rosbank and head of Kalashnikov company

Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 03:45
New Japanese sanctions against Russia include Rosbank and head of Kalashnikov company

The Japanese government has imposed sanctions on 48 individuals – Russians and supporters of the occupiers, as well as 73 organisations and a Russian bank. 

Source: Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan 

Details: The statement, made on 28 February, mentions that new Japan's sanctions refer to 39 individuals, 73 organisations and one bank of the Russian Federation, and 9 people "from eastern and southern regions of Ukraine who are considered to be directly involved in the purported 'incorporation' by Russia" [collaborators – ed.]. 

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In particular, Viktor Goremykin, Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, Alan Lushnikov, the head of the Kalashnikov concern and employees of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia have ended up in the list of the Russians under these sanctions. 

Also on the list are employees of the Administration of the President of Russia, including Alexander Kharichev, the head of the Presidential Domestic Affairs Directorate of the State Council, and Boris Rapoport who is Kharichev's deputy. 

In addition, the Japanese government has imposed sanctions on the Wagner Group, Rosbank, institutes of the Russian Academy of Science and other organisations. 

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The statement also mentions that assets of the above-mentioned organisations will be frozen once discovered. 

Japan is also implementing export restrictions on 21 Russian organisations.

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